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Protecting Heart Health on World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day 2016, an annual event established to educate people on heart disease and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. A few simple steps – moving more, eating healthier, cutting down on alcohol, not or stopping smoking, and adhering to...

Cary Conway | Sep 29, 2016
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Accelerating Cancer Prevention

The World Health Organization estimates that the number of new cancer cases will rise by 70% over the next two decades. While the dialogue on cancer is too often on treatment, about a third of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable...

Derek Yach & Gillian Christie | Sep 22, 2016
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The number of people aged over 60 is set to double by 2050. Are we prepared?

By 2020, individuals aged 60 and older will be greater in number than children younger than five. By 2050, the world’s older adult population will have doubled to 2 billion. These numbers are striking. Cognitive decline, strained pension schemes, and burgeoning healthcare costs: are we prepared for tomorrow’s complex longevity challenges? These challenges provide unique...

Derek Yach | Sep 9, 2016
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